Character Summary

Juliet is Lord and Lady Capulet's daughter. She is 14 years old. She is a gentle girl and obedient to her parents. She has a nurse who has looked after her since she was a baby. She is very romantic.

Romeo is Lord and Lady Montague's son. He is a hot headed young man and rushes into things without thinking. He is very romantic. His two best friends are Benvolio and Mercutio.

Tybalt is Juliet's cousin and is a Capulet. He is an argumentative young man, a trouble maker who loves fighting. He likes violence.

Mercutio is Romeo's friend. He is young, lively and a very likeable young man. He is always talking and joking. He is honourable and very loyal to Romeo.

Benvolio is Romeo's cousin and close friend. He is a sensible, trustworthy young man who is very loyal to Romeo.

Lord Capulet is Juliet's father. He is a stubborn old man and sometimes has a bad temper. He loves his only daughter very much and wants the best for her. He is Tybalt's uncle.

Lady Capulet is Juliet's mother. She is younger than Lord Capulet. She loves her daughter but is not as dose to Juliet as the nurse.

Lord Montague is Romeo's Father. He is not a very quarrelsome man but wants the best for his son.

Lady Montague is Romeo's mother and loves her son very much.

Friar Lawrence is a wise and holy man. He is a priest and usually gives good advice. He secretly marries Romeo and Juliet.

The Nurse is a practical but rather stupid woman. She works for the Capulets and has looked after Juliet since she was a baby. She loves Juliet like her own child. Juliet is very fond of her.

Paris is a handsome young man, pleasant and polite. He is the cousin of the Prince of Verona. He is very fond of Juliet. Lord and Lady Capulet think be is a suitable husband for Juliet.

The Prince of Verona is the most important person in the City of Verona. He is a wise and fair man who wants the Capulets and Montagues to live in peace.

Which Characters come to a Tragic End?

All the deaths are due to the feud between the two rival families

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